Top Reasons to Explore Your Backyard Ski Resort

Snowbasin Resort is conveniently in the “backyard” of Ogden City with easy access through Ogden Canyon or Weber Canyon. Besides, being a hop, skip and a jump away there are many reasons to make sure a visit to Snowbasin is on your winter bucket list.  

Variety of Terrain

With 3,000 skiable acres and 3,000 vertical feet, there are many reasons to choose Snowbasin as your winter recreation headquarters. If family is a priority, and you want your kids to learn how to navigate the runs, Snowbasin is the place. They are consistently recognized as a top family destination because of the wide-open bowls and top-ranked groomers. Beginners can enjoy easier runs and work their way to the intermediate terrain.  Advanced skiers and riders can choose from bowls, steep tree runs and the Grizzly and Wildflower Downhill Courses from the 2002 Winter Games.

Award-Winning Access

As the winner of Ski Magazine’s Access Award, one of the most-cited reasons that skiers and snowboarders love Snowbasin is because the resort has so many runs and skiable miles, and is just far enough off the beaten track. Plus from Ogden, let the UTA bus drivers maneuver the roads and leave your car in Ogden for free with any Snowbasin season pass. 

Top Lodges and Amenities

The mountain boasts three luxurious lodges that offer servery-style restaurants, a sit-down restaurant and a café. New this season Earl’s Lodge servery has a whole new look with a focus on speedy service featuring a new craft beer station, grab-and-go station options and elevated food. For a more sit-down meal stop by the Cinnabar located in the base area and dine on gastro-pub fare in a family-friendly environment while enjoying a full wine and spirits list. On weekends and holidays enjoy free après music and a plated brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.   In Needles or John Paul Lodge, you can delight in lunch overlooking the beautiful Mount Ogden ridgeline or Ogden Valley with Pineview Reservoir. The Strawberry Cafe provides grab and go fair with easy access to the Strawberry Gondola.

Fast, Comfortable Options for Getting Around 

Snowbasin has technology that will keep your ski trips running smoothly. To get around the mountain, you can hop onto two high-speed gondolas or the John Paul Express lift to access the top of the mountain for longer, uninterrupted runs. It also features a tram, a high-speed six-person lift and other historic chairs to access unique terrain. For experts, heading up Strawberry Gondola or Allen-Peak Tram means getting access to some of the highest-quality advanced runs in the state. Wildcat Express and Needles Gondola provide intermediate skiers and riders with a variety of run choices.

Winter is coming. 

The best way to be prepared is purchasing your season pass now. To learn more, visit or call 801-620-1000.

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